James McAvoy young
April 21, 1979
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
67 kg | 148 pounds
41 in | 104 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 84 cm
James McAvoy was born in Port Glasgow, United Kingdom, on April 21, 1979, is a Scottish actor.
Young James McAvoy began his acting career as a member of PACE Youth Theatre, in Paisley, Scotland.
He made his big screen debut in thriller drama film The Near Room (1995) in role as Kevin Savage, at the age of fifteen.
He got his television debut in police procedural series The Bill (1997) in episode "Rent", in role as Gavin Donald.
McAvoy's breakthrough performance came as Robbie Turner in romantic war drama movie Atonement (2007), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Glass (2019) psychological superhero thriller in role as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde / The Beast
It Chapter Two (2019) supernatural horror in role as Bill Denbrough
Dark Phoenix (2019) superhero in role as Charles Xavier / Professor X
He won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor for his performance as Bruce Robertson in crime comedy drama film Filth (2013).
He portrayed Charles Xavier / Professor X in the X-Men film series:
X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Deadpool 2 (2018) uncredited cameo
Dark Phoenix (2019)
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Nicholas Garrigan in historical drama film The Last King of Scotland (2006).
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) fantasy adventure in role as faun Mr. Tumnus
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) drama with Jessica Chastain and William Hurt
Becoming Jane (2007) biographical romantic drama with Anne Hathaway
Penelope (2006) fantasy romantic comedy with Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon
Welcome to the Punch (2013) action thriller with Mark Strong
Wanted (2008) action thriller opposite Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Chris Pratt
The Conspirator (2010) mystery historical drama directed by Robert Redford
Trance (2013) psychological thriller directed by Danny Boyle
Victor Frankenstein (2015) science fantasy horror with Daniel Radcliffe
Split (2016) psychological horror thriller in role as Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde / The Beast
Atomic Blonde (2017) action thriller spy with Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella
Submergence (2017) romantic thriller opposite Alicia Vikander
White Teeth (2002) drama miniseries in role as Josh Malfen
He played Leto II Atreides in three-part science fiction miniseries Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003).
State of Play (2003) drama series in role as Dan Foster
Early Doors (2003) BBC sitcom in role as Liam
Shameless (2004-2005) British black comedy series in role as Steve McBride
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2019.
His Dark Materials (2019) fantasy adventure series in role as Lord Asriel
Attended the Catholic St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School in the Jordanhill area of Glasgow.
Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2000.
Has a sister, Joy and a younger half-brother, Donald.
Close friends with Michael Fassbender.
Fan of Celtic Football Club.
He is allergic to horses.
James received three nominations for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor:
Three Days of Rain (2009) in role as Walker & Ned
Macbeth (2013) in role as Macbeth
The Ruling Class (2015) in role as Jack Gurney
He voiced Gnomeo in animated fantasy romantic mystery comedy films: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
Supporter of the British Red Cross.
Lives in London, England.
He was married to Anne-Marie Duff (2006-2016), they have one son, Brendan.
He dated Alexandra Shipp (2016) and Emma Neilson (1995-2002).
For me, Charles Xavier is a monk. He's like a selfless, egoless almost sexless force for the betterment of humanity and mortality.
Basically, every character I've ever played, I've based entirely on internal conflict. And I love doing that, because I think it's very human.
Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people need to be told stories. That's all it is. And yet we get treated as though we're important.
Shakespeare's stories are still very strong. He structured fantastic stories about things that were fundamental to the human being and psyche.
I did 'Narnia' because it was a good opportunity and all that, but really? I wanted to play Mr. Tumnus because he's my favourite children's character. That was awesome.
I play football once or twice a week. I eat pretty healthy. I'm in fairly good shape most of the time.
The funny thing is, I've never really hurt myself in an action movie. I've done 'Wanted,' 'X-Men,' 'Welcome To The Punch,' even 'Trance' to a certain extent has little bits of action and stuff, but I've never really hurt myself at all - not even like a sprained ankle.